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Police: Wife killed man as he slept

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com LIBERTY — A Liberty woman is charged with murder after investigators say she shot More »

Inmates charged in escape

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com PICKENS — An inmate who briefly escaped the Pickens County Prison along with another More »

Liberty officials recognize community

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com LIBERTY — A Liberty neighborhood was recognized Monday for its beautification efforts. “That’s what More »

McKinney Chapel Christmas program planned Saturday

SUNSET — The long-ago story of a miracle in a stable in Bethlehem will be told again at McKinney Chapel, More »

Holiday compotes to serve with cheeses

By Olivia Fowler For the Courier ofowler@thepccourier.com No party is complete without a cheese platter, and when I think of More »

 

Police: Wife killed man as he slept

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

LIBERTY — A Liberty woman is charged with murder after investigators say she shot and killed her husband as he slept Sunday morning.

Tracy Broom Posey walked into the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office at 7:20 a.m. Sunday morning and told authorities her husband, 30-year-old Justin Dale Posey, had been shot inside their home, chief deputy Creed Hashe said in a news release.

Posey said she believed her husband was dead, the release said.

Deputies arrived at the couple’s residence at 145 Posey Hill Road and found Justin Posey inside “with trauma to the head characteristic of what is typically seen with a gunshot wound,” Hashe said.

Pickens County deputy coroner Gary Duncan Duncan confirmed Justin

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Inmates charged in escape

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — An inmate who briefly escaped the Pickens County Prison along with another inmate who was shot dead by a nearby homeowner last week is facing more charges related to the escape, and a third inmate has also been charged in connection with the case.

Timothy Cleveland Dill, 32, and Bruce Webb McLaughlin Jr., 30, escaped from the prison around 2:35 a.m. Dec. 4 after assaulting two detention

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The beautiful aerial view of downtown Easley above, taken by Roy Costner IV after Sunday’s winter storm, was one of more than 150 photos submitted by readers on the Courier’s Facebook page this week. To see more of the photos, turn to page 1B or like Facebook.com/PickensCountyCourier.

 

Whooping cough case confirmed

EASLEY — School District of Pickens County officials said last week a case of whooping cough had been identified at Crosswell Elementary School in Easley.

In a letter sent to parents by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Upstate DHEC regional medical director Dr. Tracy Murphy said anyone who attended or visited the school between Nov. 21 and Dec. 5 may have been exposed to the disease.

Also konwn as pertussis, whooping cough is a contagious disease that

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Final parades this weekend

COUNTY — The Pickens County Christmas parade season will come to a close this weekend, but with two events scheduled at different times than they were originally planned.

After winter weather forced its postponement last weekend, Dacusville has scheduled its “Christmas in the Country” parade for 2 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 15.

The city of Easley’s Christmas “Parade of Lights” was also scheduled for last Saturday but has been canceled after the weekend winter storm.

The city of Pickens had the final parade in the county planned for this Friday, but a rainy forecast

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Storm cancels school, knocks out power for thousands

COUNTY — Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative and Duke Energy officials were still working Tuesday to restore power to local residents affected by a weekend winter storm.

The storm dropped up to eight inches of snow and ice on parts of Pickens County, according to Scott Krentz, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Greer office.

More than 3,000 Pickens County residents lost power during the event, which also led the School District of Pickens County to cancel school on

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Liberty officials recognize community

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

LIBERTY — A Liberty neighborhood was recognized Monday for its beautification efforts.

“That’s what our people in Liberty do,” Mayor Brian Petersen said. “We come together and we make things happen. This is a great testament to that.”

Petersen and city council members recognized the Liberty Hills community during council’s December meeting.

Petersen read a mayoral proclamation presenting community residents with a Community Pride Award.

The Liberty Hills community is on U.S. Highway 178, headed toward U.S.

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Capital City Chorale set to performed at performing arts center

 

LIBERTY — All are invited to enjoy the Capital City Chorale, South Carolina’s Premier African-American Festival Chorus, during this year’s Capital City Christmas Concert at the Pickens County Performing Arts Center. The one-night show will begin at 7 p.m. on Dec. 22.

Founded in 1995, the Capital City Chorale leaves every audience spellbound by its unique delivery of African-American spirituals and uplifting gospel music. All who experience them live in concert enjoy their dynamic rich vocals and artistic interpretations.

Over time, the chorale has also been featured entertainment for numerous

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Liberty High improv group plans show

LIBERTY — Liberty High School’s improv troup will combine Christmas cheer and Christmas comedy this week.

Walking Shadows director David Holland said Friday’s show is the “Second Annual Christmas Special to End All Christmas Specials.”

The show starts at 7 p.m. at Liberty High School.

“We’re doing something a little different this year,” Holland said. “We’re adding a long narrative to kind of connect the whole show together.”

The show will “explore Christmas past, Christmas present and Christmas future,” he said.

“We’re going to steal from Dickens a little bit and do this,” Holland said. “We’ll have one player who isn’t in the Christmas spirit. We’re going to get

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County recycling centers set to open day after Christmas

PICKENS — All Pickens County recycling centers will be open on Wednesday, Dec. 26, county officials announced recently. The centers stopped opening on Wednesdays in July.

The Wednesday opening will be only for the day after Christmas, and centers will resume Wednesday closing on Jan. 2.

 


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